January 18, 2012
NHL roundup: Nabokov, Islanders blank Capitals
By Sports Network
Final Score: NY Islanders 3, Washington 0
Washington, DC – Evgeni Nabokov recorded his first shutout of the season and P.A. Parenteau tallied twice as the New York Islanders blanked the Washington Capitals, 3-0. John Tavares netted a goal to extend his point streak to 10 consecutive games for the Islanders, who had lost four of six coming in. Nabokov made 17 saves for his 51st career shutout. Tomas Vokoun stopped 25 shots for the Capitals, who finished 3-1 on their four-game homestand. Washington will play six of its next seven on the road.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 2, Carolina 1 (SO)
Pittsburgh, PA – James Neal scored the game-deciding goal in the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Evgeni Malkin scored in regulation for Pittsburgh, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves as the Penguins snapped a four-game home losing streak. Their last win at CONSOL Energy Center was a 4-2 decision over the Hurricanes on December 27. Jamie McBain lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who have lost eight of their last nine road games to fall to 5-13-5 on the road this season. Cam Ward stopped 40-of-41 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 1
Philadelphia, PA – Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell each scored a power-play goal to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild, 5-1, at the Wells Fargo Center. Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Braydon Coburn also lit the lamp for Philadelphia, which has won six of its last nine games. Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves in the win. Darroll Powe supplied the lone goal for Minnesota, which has gone 2-10-4 over its last 16 games. Josh Harding surrendered five goals on 34 shots in the loss, the 10th in row on the road for the Wild.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3
Tampa, FL – Dominic Moore netted the go-ahead goal with 3:45 left in the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins. Vincent Lecavalier, Tom Pyatt, Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos also lit the lamp for the Lightning, who got 26 saves from Mathieu Garon. Steve Downie and Matt Gilroy had two assists apiece. Nathan Horton tallied twice and Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins, who have lost two of three. Tim Thomas stopped 26-of-30 shots in defeat.
Final Score: NY Rangers 3, Nashville 0
New York, NY – Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season as the New York Rangers downed the Nashville Predators, 3-0, at Madison Square Garden. Dan Girardi, John Mitchell and Ryan Callahan lit the lamp for New York, which won for the sixth time in eight games. Anders Lindback allowed two goals on 28 shots as the Predators had their five-game win streak snapped.
Final Score: Detroit 3, Dallas 2 (SO)
Dallas, TX – Jiri Hudler scored the game-winning goal in the second round of the shootout, sending the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Hudler moved in slowly, deked backhand-forehand, then went back to his backhand and slid the puck past Richard Bachman, who was sliding the other way. Ty Conklin stopped the first two shootout attempts, and Trevor Daley fired the puck wide of the net on Dallas' last shot to seal the victory for the Red Wings. Hudler and Tomas Holmstrom scored in regulation, while Conklin stopped 25- of-27 shots in the victory for Detroit, which has won four consecutive games. Brenden Morrow and Loui Eriksson scored in regulation and Bachman made 30 saves in defeat for the Stars, who have lost three straight games -- all by a one-goal margin.